Make Your Escape and FP Training have partnered to provide team development in a whole new exciting and engaging way!
Make your Escape is an immersive role-playing game. Players are “locked” inside a room and tasked with escaping within a set amount of time by solving a series of puzzles and mysteries. Only effective problem solving, decision-making, communication and teamwork will help the team escape.
Escape rooms provides an invaluable opportunity for organisations to assess their employees’ team skills and behaviours, identify actions to develop the team, and engage them whilst having fun!
The team is observed playing the game by a coach who, after the game, facilitates a team coaching session to help the team reflect on the team’s performance and areas for change and actions to be implemented back in the workplace.
How can an escape room game help build a high performing team?
For the team to be successful they need to demonstrate the following characteristics of a high-performing, effective team:
By observing teams in an ‘un-guarded’ environment, behaviour can take unexpected turns and reveal much more than any training course. The team can immediately review their performance, citing experiences from the game. They will be required to find their own solutions and take responsibility for their performance and outcome.
The game lasts an hour, during which the team is observed by game controllers (who may provide hints) and a Team Coach/Facilitator.
After the game, the Team Coach will facilitate a 2-hour workshop for the team to reflect on their performance as a team.
Actions, to be taken back to the workplace, are drafted which the team agree on and commit to.
Follow up sessions can be provided.
‘As Operations Director for a large I&C energy supplier, I manage an experienced and dynamic team of professional managers. We have had some recent changes to the team, and I wanted to experience an activity which was fun, but also brought the team closer as a unit. Make Your Escape ticked all the boxes and more. The team used qualities they never even knew they had, and saw a team learn so much about each other in such a short period of time. Even a week after the event the team are still talking about their experience and how much fun they had completing the challenge. I would highly recommend this to any manager wanting take their team to the next level.’